The Body in Movement: Degas, Dance and Photography
18 November 2011
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
An event in support of the exhibition Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement
Edweard Muybridge, 'Animal Locomotion, Woman dancing (fancy), plate 187', 1884-86. Collotype on white wove paper, 18.4 x 41.7 cm. Royal Academy of Arts, London. Image © Royal Academy of Arts, London / Prudence Cuming. This symposium considers Degas’ progressive engagement with the figure in movement, set against parallel advances in photography and early film. Fin-de-siècle France, nineteenth-century Parisian dance photography, and Etienne-Jules Marey are just some of the topics to be discussed.
Ursula Hageli: 'Pushed to the Limit: How developing ballet technique dictates changes in costume'
Sandra Noll Hammond: 'Degas and Ballet Technique: Capturing a Movement Tradition'
Professor Richard Thomson: 'Frieze Framed: Repetition, Decoration and Classicism in fin-de-siècle France'
Malcolm Daniel: '"The Atmosphere of Lamps or Moonlight:” The Photographs of Edgar Degas'
Marta Braun: 'Marey, Muybridge, Movement'
Mathias Auclair: 'Ballerinas of the Opéra de Paris and Photography in Degas' Time'
In the Reynolds Room, Royal Academy of Arts (please note change of venue from the Geological Society)
Supported by Ricki Gail Conway.
Event plus Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement
exhibition entry £50 / £25 reductions (students, jobseekers and people with disabilities)
A limited number of tickets will be available on the door of the event from 10am.